Flu Information

How to fight the flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu shot for everyone 6 months old and older. Flu shots have important benefits. They can reduce flu illness and doctors’ visits, and prevent flu-related visits to hospitals.

AmeriHealth Caritas Florida offers flu shots at no cost through your primary care provider (PCP) or a network pharmacy. To find a network pharmacy, visit our online provider directory or call Member Services toll-free at 1-855-355-9800 (TTY 1-855-358-5856), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Take action to fight flu

Contact your PCP for more information on medicines that can help you. Take flu medicine if your PCP prescribes it.

  • If you are at high risk for flu complications, you should contact your PCP. People at high risk include:
    • Children younger than 5 years old, and especially children younger than 2 years old.
    • Adults 65 years old and older.
    • Pregnant women.
    • Women up to two weeks after giving birth.
    • Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
  • Even if you have gotten your flu shot this season, if you are at high risk, contact your PCP.

Take steps to help prevent the spread of germs.

  • If possible, try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you do get sick, limit contact with others as much as possible. This can keep them from getting sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds each time. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Also, clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Remember: It’s not too late to get a flu shot!

There is still time to get protected from the flu. Ask your PCP about getting your flu shot.

If you have questions, please call Member Services toll-free at 1-855-355-9800 (TTY 1-855-358-5856).